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Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 059 : UNDERGROUND AND ABOVEGROUND LIQUID STORAGE TANKS

Subchapter 002 : UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 1942)
  • § 1942. Petroleum distributor licensing fee

    (a) There is hereby established a licensing fee of one cent per gallon of motor fuel sold by a distributor or dealer or used by a user in this State, that will be assessed against every distributor, dealer, or user as defined in 23 V.S.A. chapters 27 and 28, and that will be deposited into the Petroleum Cleanup Fund established pursuant to subsection 1941(a) of this title. The Secretary, in consultation with the Petroleum Cleanup Fund Advisory Committee established pursuant to subsection 1941(e) of this title, shall annually report to the General Assembly on the balance of the Motor Fuel Account and shall make recommendations, if any, for changes to the program. The Secretary shall also determine the unencumbered balance of the Motor Fuel Account as of May 15 of each year, and if the balance is equal to or greater than $7,000,000.00, then the licensing fee shall not be assessed in the upcoming fiscal year. The Secretary shall promptly notify all sellers assessing this fee of the status of the fee for the upcoming fiscal year. This fee shall be paid in the same manner, at the same time, and subject to the same restrictions or limitations as the tax on motor fuels. The fee shall be collected by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and deposited into the Petroleum Cleanup Fund. This fee requirement shall terminate on April 1, 2031.

    (b) There is assessed a licensing fee of one cent per gallon for the bulk retail sale of heating oil, kerosene, or other dyed diesel fuel sold in this State. This fee shall be subject to the collection, administration, and enforcement provisions of 32 V.S.A. chapter 233, and the fees collected under this subsection by the Commissioner of Taxes shall be deposited into the Petroleum Cleanup Fund established pursuant to subsection 1941(a) of this title. The Secretary, in consultation with the Petroleum Cleanup Fund Advisory Committee established pursuant to subsection 1941(e) of this title, shall annually report to the General Assembly on the balance of the Heating Fuel Account and shall make recommendations, if any, for changes to the program. The Secretary shall also determine the unencumbered balance of the Heating Fuel Account as of May 15 of each year, and if the balance is equal to or greater than $3,000,000.00, then the licensing fee shall not be assessed in the upcoming fiscal year. The Secretary shall promptly notify all sellers assessing this fee of the status of the fee for the upcoming fiscal year. This fee provision shall terminate on April 1, 2031. (Added 1987, No. 282 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. April 1, 1989; amended 1989, No. 110, § 9, eff. June 20, 1989; 1993, No. 188 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1997, No. 132 (Adj. Sess.), § 9, eff. April 23, 1998; 2003, No. 48, § 2, eff. June 2, 2003; 2003, No. 153 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 2007, No. 18, § 4; 2007, No. 192 (Adj. Sess.), § 7.006; 2009, No. 4, § 127, eff. April 24, 2009; 2009, No. 22, § 5; 2009, No. 160 (Adj. Sess.), § 43; 2011, No. 143 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 2013, No. 55, § 4, eff. May 30, 2013; 2017, No. 168 (Adj. Sess.), § 11, eff. May 22, 2018.)